My weekly Canadian baseball news “But What Do I Know?” column discusses Jared Young, Edouard Julien and Josh Naylor.
Doug Frobel (Ottawa, Ont.) made his MLB debut 39 years ago today. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray was voted the American League's Pitcher of the Month for August, but Port Hope, Ont., native Cal Quantrill also garnered... Continue Reading →
Nick Pivetta recorded his 500th MLB strikeout on Wednesday. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -As Scott Crawford, of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, noted, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) recorded his 500th major league strikeout on Wednesday. With that, the... Continue Reading →
This is the eighth of my “Find the Canadian Connection” features. For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. You can read all... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Always Remembered: New revelations and old tales about those fabulous Expos By Danny Gallagher Scoop Press Reviewed By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s only fitting that in Danny Gallagher’s sixth book about the Montreal Expos that some of his most fascinating interview subjects were players that wore the No. 6 for... Continue Reading →
"He doesn't just hit pitchers. He takes away their dignity." Don Sutton, on Willie Stargell's propensity for belting long home runs. That must have been how Montreal Expos southpaw Dan McGinn felt on July 16, 1969. With the Pittsburgh Pirates trailing 6-2 in the top of the eighth inning at Jarry Park, Stargell strolled... Continue Reading →
He won four Cy Young Awards, was selected to 10 all-star games and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. But what you might not know about legendary left-hander Steve Carlton is that he started his professional baseball career in Canada. After he was signed as an... Continue Reading →